The sport of white water river rafting calls for a triumph over the swift swirling river as it gushes past spectacular mountains. It is practiced mainly in the upper reaches where the water is wild and white as it froths and foams, crashing against narrow gorges, rocky outcrops and falls at deep gradients. Sandy beaches line the river at intervals, allowing river rafters to pull up alongside. The slopes on either side are covered with oak, pine spruce and fir, with the occasional village and its terraced fields dotting the landscape. Wild-Life can be sighted at a distance, especially spotted deer, monkeys, leopard, while multi-hued butterflies flit among flowering bushes. Spiritual retreats and ashrams overlook the river and add to the spiritual experience. Suitable and best season for rafting is October to June.
If you love the feel of chilly mountain air ripping through your hair, if you love the gush of adrenaline in your bloods and if you love to have fun, then you'll love to be in Auli. Large slopes covered with seasonal snow become an ideal place for skiing in the winter months. One can feel the adrenaline levels rising as one negotiates the challenges of the steep gradients and traverses unimaginable distance. Quite truly, the thrill of skiing, remains unparalleled. As the elements are defeated exhilaration swells up. In skiing, the use of only the simplest forms of implements adds to the adventure.
The breathtakingly beautiful mountain resort of Auli is cradled in the lap of the snowcapped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli district. It is situated close to the holy shrine of Badrinath. Auli is located at an altitude of 2500-3050 meters above sea level, and offers a panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi, mana Parvat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Neelkanth, Hathi Parbat and Komet. The potential of Auli was adjudged by French and Austrian experts under the aegis of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. With their wide open spaces above the snowline, Auli offer yet another exciting possibility - skitouring amongst the glaciers. For the avid skier, cross-country runs of 10-20 kms. are now available, with the added advantage of fresh powder snow, away from crisscrossing streams of skiers that overtake the slopes of the European Alps.
At a reflex level, trekking is a physical challenge: a simple desire to pick a path and measure up to the terrain and the elements. The adventure component adds the spice of uncertainty, raising the stakes for you to test yourself in unfamiliar territory. On a deeper level, trekking is a bridge between ancient lifestyles: the fixed vision of a settler counterbalanced by the transient motion of a nomad. As an evolution from a simple walk into a more self sufficient venture, trekking requires simplification, a reduction to portable basics, and implicit trust in your ability to define what you need to live.The Indian Himalayas are a trekker's delight.
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On wheels join us for jeep Safaris on majestic mountain ridges, in open valleys along rivers with sweeping are of the Himalayas to ever present. Our safaris promise to take you to places in the corners of the Himalayas to place of enthralling beauty each unique in its character , customs and people From the moonscape terrain Laddakh to the unexplored Spiti and Kinnaur region, from the interiors of Kumaon hills to Garhwal holy land from the sand dunes of Rajasthan to the great history and cultures. All our jeep safaris are planned to give you variety and a true taste of the Himalayas way of life. Monsoons are time to celebrate! Celebrations, festivities and fairs, abound in the Himalayas. All and legends and rituals are related to this season of fertility. Also the Mountains are at their greenest and lots of fresh water streams and waterfalls sprout. All the rivers run full. The vibrancy of the monsoons colour every mood. Our jeep safaris at this time concentrates on fairs and festivals, thick green jungle, wildlife, temple and small town scattered all around giving a wholesome experience to every visitor.